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New England Patriots owner charged with solicitation of prostitution
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after he was twice videotaped paying for a sex act at an illicit massage parlor, police in Florida said Friday.
Jupiter police told reporters the 77-year-old Kraft hasn't been arrested. A warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified.
Police said details about the charges against Kraft will not be released until next week.
The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking from Palm Beach to Orlando. Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued in recent days as a result of a six-month investigation and more are expected. Ten spas have been closed and several people charged with sex trafficking have been taken into custody.
Police said they secretly planted undercover cameras in targeted massage parlors and recorded the interactions between men and the female employees.
Kraft has denied any wrongdoing.